Re: A warning for people going to Akumal bay
Anticipating our next to visit to Akumal in early May with much trepidation. Haven't been in almost two years, but past few visits had us starting to rethink staying in the area. Parking is hard to find. Tour busses everywhere. Beaches crowded with tour groups, snorkeling tours, and we were hearing about the snorkeling "Nazi's" and mandatory donations to the CEA. Many of the hidden beaches off Route 307 are now roped off and require fees be paid in amounts from $5 p/p to $18. Snorkeling gets awfully tiring without the use of fins and my husband and I aren't getting any younger! I think our impending May trip will be the litmus test for whether or not we return to Akumal or look elsewhere. We usually visit once and hoped to continue doing so until we physically weren't up to it any more (20+ more years), however, we would love to hear what other areas are being tried out by other disenchanted Akumal lovers.